Ok, so I know that it’s my job to write about celebrities pretty much seven-days a week, but I have a confession to make. I love reality TV just as much as the next gal, but I don’t currently watch any of the “Real Housewives” shows. Shocking…I know.
I did watch the Real Housewives of New York a few times, but other than that, I probably couldn’t tell you which housewife is from which show, and I certainly can’t tell the difference between Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, and Dina Manzo.
Did I even get those names correct? Are they on the “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, or some other city?
From what little of the series of shows I have seen, and what I’ve seen my other fellow bloggers writing about the women on these shows, I can definitely tell you one thing for certain. These women may be on the “Real Housewives,” but they are not by any stretch of the imagination “Real” housewives.
Here are 10 reasons that separate the “Real Housewives” of TV from the “Real” housewives of America:
1. “Real Housewives” never leave the house without being dressed in designer duds from head to toe. “Real” housewives are lucky if they make it out of the house without a day-old applesauce stain on their shirt and a pair of yoga pants with holes in them.
2. “Real Housewives” have fancy dinner parties in their fancy dining rooms with fancy china on the table. “Real” housewives have to remove the piles of laundry from the dining room table before setting it with Chinet plates once a year for Thanksgiving.
3. “Real Housewives” need a map to get from their kitchen to their master bedrooms. “Real” housewives need a shovel to scoop up the piles of Legos scattered along the floor between their kitchens and master bedrooms to avoid breaking their ankles.
4. “Real Housewives” always have their makeup perfectly applied, and their hair perfectly styled. “Real” housewives are lucky if they have time to dab on concealer and run a comb through their hair with a little dry shampoo.
5. “Real Housewives” drive their kids to school in cars that cost more than most “Real” housewives’ homes.
6. “Real Housewives” spend their days counting calories and fat grams. “Real” housewives spend their days counting bills and clipping grocery store coupons.
7. “Real Housewives” seem to find something new to complain about every day. “Real” housewives find something new to cherish and be thankful for every day.
8. “Real Housewives” have swimming pools and pool houses in their backyards (I’m assuming). “Real” housewives are happy when they have time to take the kids to the swimming pool at the YMCA.
9. “Real Housewives” aren’t afraid to embarrass themselves or their friends on TV or Twitter. “Real” housewives are embarrassed simply by watching such antics on TV or seeing them happen on Twitter.
10. “Real Housewives” thrive on fame and fortune. “Real” housewives thrive on family and friendships.
Anything else you’d like to add to the list?